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Catholic Church / Pacoima, CA

News for January

VIRTUS

Attention all volunteers we will be hosting a finger print session here in our parish. Please make sure to schedule your appointment. Please contact Elena Flores (818) 899-0278 ext:1011.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

You are invited to the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 7:00am –9:00pm . Our different groups from our parish will be helping out to coordinate.

Together in Mission

Parish Goal – $70,493.00
Pledges – $66,407.55
Amount Paid – $60,614.30
Difference – ($9,878.70)

We need your help to reach our goal for Together in Mission.

Tax – Wise Year End Giving Options

Gifts from an Ira
If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can make a tax– free gift directly from your IRA account to the parish. This law allows you to transfer any amount up to $100,000 annually directly to a qualifies charitable organization without paying income tax on the distribution. The transfer does not generated taxable income or a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemized your tax deductions. Your gift can satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution.

Gifts of Stock
Gifts of appreciated assets such as stock are an excellent way for you to make a charitable gift. Stocks may be transferred directly to the Archdiocese for the benefit of parish, school or favorite Catholic ministry. These gifts will not affect your cash flow, and they provide the following tax benefits:

  • A possible charitable deduction to help you save on taxes
  • Bypass of federal and state capital gains taxes
  • Avoidance of the tax on net investment income

From a tax perpective, a gift of appreciated assets make good sense. You can make the capital gains taxes optional, achive significant tax savings and support our programs. Please contact Brooke Glazer at 213-637-7381 or bglazer@la-archdiocese.org.

Did You Know?

With mass shootings, natural disasters, and the social climate today, our children are living in a world that can be very scary at times. Children who have suffered from trauma, through abuse, loss, or another tragedy, may have different ways of viewing the world through the distorted lens of their fears and worries, and often need the help of trusted adults to guide them through their emotions. Many children use denial as their first coping method, so getting them to talk about what’s happened and explore how they’re feeling and what scares them now is important. Consider consulting someone with expertise in child development – a psychologist, counselor or experienced teacher might have suggestions as to how best to support a child in the aftermath of a frightening experience.

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